1980 World Series of Poker

The 1980 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.

Preliminary events

Event Winner Prize Runner-up
$1,000 Seven Card Stud Split Mickey Appleman $30,800 Unknown
$1,000 No Limit Hold'em Robert Bone $69,000 Unknown
$2,000 Draw High Pat Callihan $15,600 Unknown
$400 Ladies' Seven Card Stud Debby Callihan $14,880 Unknown
$5,000 Seven Card Stud Peet Chris $90,000 Stu Ungar
$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw Sarge Ferris $150,000 Unknown
$1,500 No Limit Hold'em Gene Fisher $113,400 Unknown
$1,000 Ace to Five Draw Jim Fugatti $35,600 Unknown
$600 Mixed Doubles A. J. Myers & Lynn Harvey $7,380 Unknown
$500 Seven Card Stud Bobby Schwing $52,800 Unknown
$1,000 Seven Card Razz Lakewood Louie $33,600 Unknown

Main Event

There were 73 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter the tournament. In a thrilling end to the match, both went all-in; Ungar with 4 5 and twice-champion Brunson with A 7 with an A 7 2 3 turn. This would be Ungar's first of three wins.

Final table

Place Name Prize
1st Stu Ungar $365,000
2nd Doyle Brunson $146,000
3rd Jay Heimowitz $109,500
4th Johnny Moss $73,000
5th Charles Dunwoody $36,500
6th Gabe Kaplan None

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